Kier creates opportunities in North Tyneside
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities
Staff at Kier North Tyneside are setting their sights on promotion thanks to a unique training course run by the company for its employees across the north of England. This year’s intake on the ‘aspiring managers’ course ranges from administration staff to front-line operatives, as well as several members of the team who joined Kier as trade apprentices.
With 63% of Kier North Tyneside staff coming from the local area, Kier understands the importance of employees developing and learning new skills both for their own progression and for the benefit of the company’s customers.
Last year, fifteen members of the Kier North Tyneside team took part in the training course with five already achieving promotions. James Conroy was formally a Kier North Tyneside joiner, who, after the course, successfully applied for a new role as quality inspector. James previously completed his master’s degree in management through another Kier initiative, ‘Broadening your Horizons’.
James said: “Kier is more than just an employer. The company has taken an active role in my personal development allowing me the time and training to achieve my potential and I am extremely grateful for the support of all the team.”
The aspiring managers course gives employees across the business the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by teaching management theory and then putting these skills into practice through community challenges aimed at benefitting the local community.
The course, which is being delivered in partnership with Tyne Met College, takes one year to complete.
Kier director Mike Furze said: “At Kier we are strongly committed to the training and development of our staff in order to provide the best possible service to our customers. Last year we were successful in helping five members of our team to achieve promotions through the aspiring managers training and we are hoping to continue this success for this year’s intake.
“The course is designed to give staff a more rounded understanding of business and the wider implications of management. By using the skills of all our team members on the course and providing an opportunity for them to voice any problems or queries, the aspiring managers are able to share experiences and best practice across different departments.”
For more information about Kier visit www.kierservices.co.uk